What Steps are Involved in Preparing a Funeral Service?

By: David Tindall
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A funeral service is more than deciding on a burial or cremation. There are tons of decisions that go into making this funeral service what it is. For those who are going to be pre-planning their funeral or for those who are planning a funeral, there are several steps that must be completed.

First off, you must make the decision of what you want. Do you need to have a casket for burial? Maybe you want cremation but a viewing with a borrowed casket beforehand? These are the most vital questions that will dictate where you will be going from there. Here at Tindall Funeral Home we will sit down with you and showcase your options. We can provide stories and experience that will help you choose the best option for you.

Once this step is complete, the next step is: where will everything take place? Some people prefer to have a funeral and visitation in a place of worship, others choose the funeral home, and so forth. This is completely up to you, but each arrangement may mean a different set of rules that you are going to have to abide by.

The third step is one that combines several aspects…these are the details. Is there a color scheme, music that you want to play, flowers that you want present at the funeral or the like? These are all important questions as this is going to showcase where the funeral director should put his or her attention. These are delicate questions that you must figure out before the funeral takes place. In addition, you have to make the decisions for who will be the officiant of the funeral and who will be pallbearers.

Once these steps have been completed, you have prepared for the funeral. From here, the funeral home will take charge and make it happen how you want. The key to preparing a funeral service is to be ready to make decisions, and we are here to help you in any way that we can.

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